Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) Government Affairs Coordinator Brandon Matson is participating in this year’s Dancing with the South Bay Stars event hosted by the Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation. Matson will be dancing to fundraise for TACC’s “Dick Rossberg Memorial Fund,” which was created by TACC in honor of the late Dick Rossberg.
Rossberg served the Torrance community for many years to include two terms on the Torrance City Council and a term as president for the Torrance Chamber. One of Rossberg’s passions was to engage Torrance youth in government and business. To celebrate Rossberg’s life, TACC worked with Rossberg’s son Kirk, who currently serves on the Board at TACC, to establish a fund within the Chamber’s Foundation to receive donations made in Rossberg’s memory. Donations made to the fund are used to help provide further opportunities for TUSD schools to participate in business and government activities run through the Foundation.
“I am thrilled that the TACC Foundation now includes a fund in Dick’s name,” comments TACC President and CEO Donna Duperron. “It is especially fitting because the Foundation provides the kinds of programs Dick was so passionate about.”
Matson remembers Rossberg for his kindness and storytelling. “I remember that Mr. Rossberg would often come into the TACC office to register for Chamber events,” recalls Matson. “Whenever he would stop by, he was always willing to answer my questions about his experiences in the Torrance community and in local government. I enjoyed listening to his stories and valued his wisdom and insights. I am truly honored to be representing the Chamber’s Foundation during this year’s Dancing with the South Bay Stars event in memory of Mr. Rossberg.”
The Dancing with the South Bay Stars event takes place on Saturday, February 27th at 8:00pm at the Armstrong Theatre. To vote for Brandon and/or buy a ticket to the event, click here.
Donations can also be made directly to the Dick Rossberg Memorial Fund by contacting TACC staff at 310-540-5858.
by Brandon Matson
Brandon is the Governmental Affairs Coordinator for the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce. His primary responsibilities include facilitating the Chamber's Governmental Affairs Policy (GAP) group, planning Chamber events with legislators, and facilitating the Chamber's Political Action Committee (PAC). Feel free to contact him at any time.